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dr. jon lapook for "60 minutes." >> you don't want to let yourself believe-- i-- i am-- i am a victim of sexual abuse. like it's really not an easy thing to let yourself believe that. >> reporter: you're saying you were sulsexually abused. >> yes, absolutely. >> reporter: by the national team doctor. >> yes. >> reporter: while you were out there representing your country. >> yes. >> reporter: few athletes have represented their country with as much distinction as aly raisman. the doctor she says abused her, athletes at michigan state university for more than two decades. raisman says nassar first treated her eight years ago when she was 15 years old. now 23, she talks about her experiences in a new book called "fierce." it's the story of a girl who dreamed of going to the olympics and how she managed to get there. raisman says she will not discuss the graphic details of what nassar did to her, but she does provide new insight into a scandal that goes to
she told us a lot of people have asked her why nassar's accusers didn't speak up sooner? >> why are we looking at why didn't the girls speak up? why not look at what about the culture? what did u.s.a. gymnastics do and larry nassar do to manipulate these girls so much that they are so afraid to speak up? >> reporter: you're angry. >> i am angry. i'm really upset because it's been-- i care a lot. you know, when i see these young girls that come up to me and ask for pictures or autographs, i just want to create change so they never, ever have to go through this. >> mason: you can see jon's interview with aly raisman sunday night on "60 minutes." alabama senate candidate roy moore todayang rilly rejected calls to abandon his campaign. he denied allegations that he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl and pursued three other teenagers decades ago. chip reid reports tonight from
>> reporter: roy moore gave his side of the story today on sean hannity's radio show. >> reporter: moore said he'd never met leigh corfman who told "the washington post" he fondled her when she was 14 years old. he said he does remember two other women in the "post" story gloria thacker deason and debbie wesson gibson, but he doesn't remember dating them and denies giving alcohol to the underage deason as she alleges. in gadsden, alabama, where moore allegedly met the teenaged girls nearly four decades ago, reactions to the "post" story are all over the map. madison canon summed up her feelings in a word. >> disgusting. it's disgusting that a grown man would take advantage of a girl. >> i think it's all made up. >> reporter: elmer cox has lived here all his life. he sai
republican state auditor jim ziegler defended moore by invoking jesus christ. republican ?ait representative ed henry criticized moore's accusers, telling an alabama newspaper: president trump was less forgiving of moore. white house press secretary sarah sanders spoke for him while traveling in asia. >> reporter: most top republicans in the senate agree, and the republican senate campaign committee today stopped raising money for moore. an attorney for gloria deason, one of the alleged victims in the "washington post" story, said today it is
republicans have rejected the evidence. in a statement she said: >> mason: chip reid in alabama. we're joined now by john dickerson, our chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation." john, i noted today that former republican candidate mitt romney wrote on twitter: >> mason: what do you make of that, john? well, you know, romney has kind of started to play this voice as the moral voice of the republican party, speaking out in moral terms when there's that clash between morals and political success. but in this case, he's talking about a new standard in the wake of the harvey weinstein stories and other stories about sexual predators. the standards are changing. predators have used lack of absolu p
punishment and have often lashed out at their accusers. now now, institutions from hollywood to corporate america and the senate are learning how to listen to women who are making these accusation. and what romney is essentially doing is applying that new standard. saying you don't need absolute proof. you is can have a certain amount of evidence, he's seen the evidence and he says it meets the test. >> mason: what exactly are the republicans' options now, john. >> reporter: they're exercising them differently. we have seen different senators who have withdrawn hir endorsements. john mccain saying he should drop out. the big challenge for washington republican leaders is they don't want to rush to judgment but they also don't want to be the party defined by the most outrageous allegations against one of their members, and they really want nothing to do with the alabama republicans who have said even if these allegations are true about moore's relationship with a 14-year-old girl, they'd still vote for him but there are also republicans like steve bannon, who agree with moore and wto
as a way to fight washington republicans, see it as awe chance to fight the power structure in the republican party. so still a lot to play out here. >> mason: all right, john dickerson, thanks. and john's guests on "face the nation" this sunday include senators tim scott and bernie sanders and treasury secretary steven mnuchin. louis c.k. admitted today that he engaged in sexual misconduct with at least five women. he was also dropped by his publicist, as well as the f"x" network and his new movie will not be released. carter evans reports-- and a warning, some of the language is graphic. >> i've let go of any dream of getting in great shape. >> reporter: accused of exposing himself and masturbating in front of multiple women, today comedian louis c.k. admitted these stories are true. in a statement, c.k. said:
he went on to say he is "remorseful for his actions." this all comes as hollywood is dealing with an explosion of sex crimes accusations and a los angeles district attorney is now forming a task force to deal with any potential criminal cases. >> it's important that as allegations come in from around the county, if they do, they all have a first centralized stop. and that's the sex crimes division, or this task force. >> reporter: former l.a. sex crimes prosecutor steve miefters said those who potentially made it difficult for victims to come forward could also be prosecuted. >> to hire people or get people around you to try to hush things up, that's conspiracy to dissuade a witness and it's a crime and it's something i think would be very fruitful for the d.a. to explore. >> reporter: and now the screen actors guild is encourage anything potential victimmed to call its emergency hot line. gabrielle carteris is the union's president. >> people have been spk
this potentially could be a watershed moment. >> reporter: now, the union says there's been a 500% increase in calls to their hot line since the scandal first broke last month. but so far, anthony, police have not sent any cases to the district attorney. >> mason: carter evans in hollywood. thanks, carter. an ex-wife of the texas church gunman says she lived in constant fear of him. she gave her first interview since 26 worshipers were murder during sunday services. omar villafranca is in sutherland springs, texas. >> he just had a lot of demons or hatred inside of him. >> reporter: 25-year-old tessa brennaman, was the first wife of church shooter devin kelley. he pleaded guilty in 2012 to hitting, choking, kicking, and pulling her hair. the then-23-year-old air force airman also admitted to fracturing the skull of her young son. today, she described for "inside edition" a marriage filled with
threatened over a speeding ticket. >> and he had a gun in his holster right here, and he took that gun out, and he put it to my temple, and he told me, "do you want to die? do you want to die?" >> reporter: the guilty plea earned kelley a one-year sentence in a military prison, followed by a bad conduct discharge. >> reporter: he threatened to kill you and your whole family. >> yeah. >> reporter: this week, the air force acknowledged that it failed to notify the f.b.i. of the guilty pleas, which would have barredicle frepurchasing the guns used in the deadly church shooting here in sutherland springs. anthony osunday, there will be a service of healing about a block away at the local community center. >> mason: omar villafranca in texas tonight. thank you, omar. the full interview with taes brennerman will air monday on "inside edition." president trump's former national security adviser michael flynn is not only under is scrutiny for his dealings with russia. special counsel robert mueller is also reportedlyn
plot to kidnap a turkish cleric. jeff pegues has more on this. >> reporter: in the weeks before he became national security adviser... >> with donald trump in the white house. >> reporter: ..."the wall street journal" reports that michael flynn met with representatives of the turkish government to discuss a plan to forcibly return a cleric legally living in the united states to turkey. in exchange, "journal" says flynn and his associates would be paid up to $15 million. the cleric, fethullah gulen, has been blamed by turkey's president for a failed cue in july of 2016. flynn denies being involved. that december meeting was at least the second between flynn and turkish representatives. >> i needed to say something about it. >> reporter: former c.i.a. director james woolsey today he was at another meeting in 2016 when the forced removal of gulen was also discussed. he says he's been in touch with the special
was a concrete plan that was being fleshed out at the meeting. but there was a good deal of discussion of that general direction. >> reporter: in a statement, flynn's attorney said the allegations ranging from kidnapping to bribery are outrageous and false. but in a recent federal filing, flynn confirmed the september meeting and that his consulting firm was paid $530,000 by a company with ties to the turkish government. bill mateja, former federal prosecutor says the mueller team may be trying to get flynn to cooperate. >> hypothetically, they're going to get the benefit of his knowledge, and acknowledge at very high levels within the campaign and the administration. >> reporter: in january and, if president trump urged f.b.i. director james comey to drop the flynn investigation. and those conversations led to comey's eventual firing and the appointment of the special counsel. anthony. >> mason: jeff pegues, thank you,
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flight's entertainment system. boeing observed the testings and was briefed on its results. in a statement the company says, "we firmly believe that the test did not identify any cyber vulnerabilities in the 757 or any other boeing aircraft." an official briefed on the testing said it did not appear that it exposed an extreme vulnerability to airliners. instead it was something that was done in a very specific manner with a specific approach on an older aircraft with older system. still, this official said it was good information to have but, "i'm not afraid to fly." anthony. >> mason: kris van cleave in washington, thanks. coming up, for hours he drove like he stole it, but how did it end?
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>> mason: our final chapter tonight stars a man who singlehandedly feedses had city. here's steve hartman "on the road." >> we are ready! >> reporter: when the doors open on this unassuming warehouse in baltimore, folks flood in with buckets and baskets and boxes, everyone eager for their weekly sustenance. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: russell wattenberg is the man in charge, and over the past 17 years, he has catered to thousands of hungry... minds. >> everybody find what they're looking for? >> reporter: russell calls this "the book thing," because it's not a library, and it's definitely not a store. you've got a lot of books, but i don't see a cash register. >> don't got one. >> reporter: no cash register. >> all free. it cuts down on robberies. ( laughter ) we encourage shoplifters.
donations and run by volunteers, here you can take and keep whatever books you want, as many books as you want. and people do horde. although, often for a very good reason. >> everything is going back to my classroom. >> reporter: kim shibley is a regular. >> i'm a teacher in a baltimore city school, and i stock all the classrooms with these books. >> reporter: the place really is a gift to the city. and like any gift that's been around a while, there was no way for the people of baltimore to fully appreciate it until it was gone. >> the number of people who came up to me with tears streaming down their face, i didn't realize people cared as much as they do. >> reporter: in march of 2016, fire destroye "the book thing." for many small nonprofits there would be no climbing back from such a devastating loss. but in the days that followed, the people of baltimore intend cash donations and fundraisers,
there are 7,000 boxes of books here now, all just waiting to be freed from their cardboard confines. "the book thing" reopened last month, and no one is taking it for granted anymore, especially not russell. >> i don't have the patience to teach somebody to read. i don't have the diligence to be a writer. the only way i see to contribute the written word is by doing this. >> reporter: russell wattenberg: that name may never grace a cover, but he's already one of america's literary great. steve hartman, "on the road" in baltimore. >> mason: as cicero said, a room without books is like a body without a soul." that's the cbs evening news. thanks for watching this week. see you first thing tomorrow
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